BAKED BEANS!! It’s not a BBQ without them. This recipe uses 4 different kinds of beans (yes, 4!), caramelized onions, crispy bacon and a homemade sauce with brown sugar and cider vinegar….all slowly baked together until bubbly and hot. Go all fancy this Summer and make Sweet and Sour Baked Beans 😉
Before I ramble on about these scrumptious Sweet and Sour Baked Beans…I’ve gotta say that I’m SUPER DUPER happy with the reaction from my last post – Why the word “SKINNY” shouldn’t be on the menu. It was a hard one to publish because it’s a sensitive issue…not to mention I didn’t want to offend other bloggers for using SKINNY.
The responses that I got were wonderful and made me realize I wasn’t the only one who thought this…so thank you!!
Now for the baked bean business.
I just had to share this recipe with you because not only is it Memorial Weekend aka kickoff to Summer (FINALLY, thank goodness!) but because i’m obsessed with baked beans.
And Memorial weekend just so happens to be pretty much my favorite weekend of the year! Why?? Probably because it’s the official start to Summer, all the good food that’s involved…and I always spend it out of town in Northern Wisconsin with family. What could be better than that??
On Memorial Day, after paying a visit to cemeteries visiting ancestors we have a big ole’ BBQ.
Want to know what’s always on the table?? My relative Flo’s – Sweet and Sour Baked Beans.
After I tried this for the first time a few years back, I told her I had to have the recipe! She was the sweetest and mailed the recipe to my grandma, who then gave it to me.
There’s just something much more special about jazzing up baked beans.
I’ve made Bush’s baked beans a million times just dumping them in a pan and heating them up. But that’s boring!
Time to try something a little different and WAYYYY better!
The credit for this recipe goes to Flo, here’s the recipe – Enjoy 🙂
Sweet and Sour Baked Beans
- 8-10 Slices of Bacon
- 2 Large Onions Sliced
- 3/4 C. Brown Sugar
- 1 Tsp. Dry Mustard
- 1 Tsp. Ground Ginger
- 1/2 C. Cider Vinegar
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 Can Lima Beans Drained ( I used frozen)
- 1 Can Butter Beans Drained
- 1 can Kidney Beans Drained
- 1 can Brown Beans (I use Bush’s)
2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Slice both onions, and add to bacon fat. Cook onions to caramelize on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes. In the mean time, whisk together sauce – brown sugar, dry mustard, ground ginger, cider vinegar and salt and pepper.
Let me know if you try these FAB-ulous Sweet and Sour Baked Beans!
Thanks SO much for visiting today! Have a wonderful and safe Memorial weekend 😀